Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Air Force announced Tuesday that it will now allow women to wear pants with their mess dress uniform.

The service said in a press release that the policy change stemmed from "overwhelming feedback from the field" and has been announced to all Air Force personnel through an exception-to-policy memorandum.

It revises a policy that required female service members to wear a floor-length skirt with the mess dress uniform, officials said.

According to the change, women can continue to wear skirts if they like, but may also wear dress pants. Read More